This page acts as the index for the information sections we have on the site. Each of the links below will take you to a page with information, advice, FAQ’s and links on the specific subject. There are general useful links at the bottom of this page.

Understanding your criminal record – How can you find out your record?
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 – Is it spent? What does spent mean?
Criminal record checks for employment – Including DBS (what was CRB), standard/enhanced checks, and basic checks
Disclosing to employers – Do you need to disclose? When and how should you disclose?
Looking for (and keeping) employment and volunteering – Approaches of specific professions, support getting into work
Insurance – Where can you get insurance? What do you need to disclose? Disclosing to existing insurers
Travelling abroad – United States, other countries, travelling while on licence
Coming to (and staying in) the UK – Including right to remain and citizenship
Education – Universities, sources of funding
Housing – Housing associations, renting, mortgages
Other areas of life – Including going on game shows and getting compensation as a victim of crime
Information on the internet, online and through search engines like Google – Including reporting of criminal records in the media, internet search results and the right to be forgotten
Specific types of offences – Including motoring offences in particular

 

Useful links

Important links – links split into different subjects, such as employment and housing, and links to organisations outside of England & Wales